Flexible Tilt Type LCD Monitor
The 3.2-inch flexible tilt type LCD monitor’s movement was specially designed without deviating from the lens’s optical axis. With vari-angle LCD, when you take a photo using live view, the composition adjustment was stressful with an uncomfortable feeling as the adjustment is not smooth. This happens as the center of the monitor is misaligned from lens’s optical axis. Uncomfortableness is significant especially with macro shooting. With this unique LCD, we cleared the uncomfortableness for further stress-free composition. The monitor will move approx. 44°up and down and approx. 35°left and right. When you use it with west level, it can be moved approx. 90 °upward.
The LCD’s angle can be changed instantly with a stress-free single action.
Built-in GPS Function
K-1 Mark II features a built-in GPS function. With K-1 Mark II itself, shooting location, facing direction, and the shooting date and time (Coordinated Universal Time) can be recorded in image data. As the GPS button is placed near the pentaprism, it can be easily activated. GPS log function is also adopted which lets you load the log into PC. K-1 Mark II also features the digital compass for easy direction checking.
Cold Weather Environment
As usual, environment test has been carried under minus 10 degrees. The electronic circuit and mechanical mechanism operation and responsiveness work perfectly well under this circumstances.
Coupled with in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism and GPS, this function easily tracks and photographs astronomical body such as stars. The latitude obtained by the GPS function and camera position (horizontal/vertical tilt and facing direction) detected by the magnetic and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the movement of astronomical body. The CMOS sensor is synchronized with the movement of astronomical body, making it possible to capture stars as points of light not as trails of light even during long exposures.
Easy-to-focus optical viewfinder with nearly 100-percent field of view
The K-1 Mark II’s optical viewfinder provides a nearly 100-percent field of view and an approximately 0.7-times magnification. A Natural Bright Matte III focusing screen allows ease of focusing and a true-to-life rendition of defocused areas in the viewfinder image.
Supportive shooting functions to improve picture-taking efficiency and operational comfort
Operation assist light function provides LED lights above the lens mount, behind the LCD monitor, at the memory card slot, and at the cable switch terminal to help facilitate fast and easy operation in poorly lit settings. The key lock function prevents erroneous operation of the four-way controller and other exposure-related control buttons. The Smart Function allows users to swiftly choose and set desired functions using just the function dial and the set dial on the camera’s upper panel, without referring to the menu screen on the LCD monitor.